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Brave & Maiden

Every patch of earth has a story rooted deep in its soil – an evolving, unfolding story.

Since the mid 1990s, our sustainably farmed vineyard has been preparing itself for a new chapter. We’re now composing that chapter under the name Brave & Maiden Estate. We take our name from the “Legend of Nojoqui” (pronounced Naw-ho-wee), an indigenous incarnation of Romeo & Juliet. Set at the nearby Nojoqui Falls, the legend recounts the story of star-crossed lovers who choose death over separation. Inspired by such profound dedication, we’ve committed ourselves to crafting the most exquisite wines our estate can yield. The 2011 Union is Brave & Maiden’s inaugural offering. This proprietary red blend is a pairing of grapes not always found together in one bottle. The classic Rhône varietal, Syrah, finds a unique expression in this blend with traditional grapes of Bordeaux: Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Together, they form a wine that not only exhibits the best of our vineyard, but is representative of the varietal strengths of the Santa Ynez Valley. Our vision for Brave & Maiden is twofold: to be vintners tenaciously striving to capture greatness in a bottle and to be gracious hosts, eager to create for you an incomparable and unforgettable experience of our wines.

“Brave & Maiden: A new chapter from the storied Santa Ynez Valley”

Consulting Winemaker: Paul Hobbs

Wines Produced

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Red Blend
  • Sauvignon Blanc